Email/phone call scam alert

July 16, 2020

We have recently learned of a phone and email scam claiming to be coming from the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

Phone scam

Physicians have been receiving fraudulent phone calls from an individual or recording claiming to be from the Canadian Medical Protective Association. The calls indicate that a medical legal complaint had been filed against the physician who is then asked to provide personal information such as names and phone numbers.

Email scam

The email scam that is being circulated to CMPA members and College of Family Physicians of Canada members includes a request and link to pay CMPA and/or CFPC fees. “Debit confirmation” or “debit invoice” is referenced in the subject line.

The CMPA does NOT accept credit cards nor do they communicate using pre-recorded messages.

To ensure secure communication with the CMPA, access your annual CMPA invoice or receipt or review/update your payment information, use the password protected, members-only section of the CMPA website.

CMPA will never ask members to provide full banking information by phone or email, and membership documents will never be emailed to you as an attachment.

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